Monday, August 24, 2009

Kids Do The Cutest Things And Are Super Smart

It’s amazing to me how smart little 2 year olds really are. Mine is pretty quiet, vocabulary-wise, but I think he takes EVERYTHING in. He surprises me every day and keeps me smiling and laughing.

Here are a couple of cute stories from the last week or so…

Story 1
The other day he was playing with his toys and I was in the kitchen washing dishes. I can see both boys over the bar as we have an open floor plan and the rooms are connected. Well, I looked down for a second to turn off the water and heard a loud noise. My 27 month old had dumped out a huge bag of toys that I didn’t think he could reach and they landed all over the floor, rolling under the couch, etc. I walked in the living room, but didn’t say a thing. He looked up at me, stopped dead in his tracks and said, “Dada did it!”. I (trying to conceal a smile) said, “Dada’s at work.” He then grabbed my finger and led me to the front door and said “I want Papa.” The blame game and get out of jail free game starts early, eh?

Story 2
The same son wears SureStep orthotics (braces) on his feet to help him with balance and walking. He loves to take his shoes and the braces off because he loves playing with Velcro. He needs to keep them on to help his feet not turn in when he walks. We have tried many ways to keep them on.

Last week, we decided to put a piece of tape over the Velcro on the shoes to hopefully deter him from undoing them (for at least a little bit). It seemed to work for awhile. After a bit, I put him and his brother in one of their cribs for a few minutes while I had to go out of the room. When I returned, the shoes, braces and socks were off (not to mention the tape). I started looking around to see where he had put the tape when I glanced at my 16 month old. I burst out in fits of laughter (I couldn’t control it) when I saw that my oldest son had removed the tape from his own shoes and put it on his brother’s shoes over the Velcro, just like we had done to his shoes.

Yep, he’s a smart one! They are going to keep me on my toes for sure.